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Pillow Drive for Safe Harbor

The Brook Road Academy Community is supporting Safe Harbor’s request for new, unused pillows by sponsoring a Pillow Drive!  We’re collecting pillows for the next week (through Friday, September 19) and will then deliver the pillows to Safe Harbor. This need has touched the hearts of our students. They are enthusiastic in their participation (Day 1 […]

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Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Brook Road Academy (Oct. 25)

Looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Join us Saturday, October 25 for the second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K benefiting Brook Road Academy! Enjoy a beautiful fall day on the campus of St. Joseph’s Villa with Halloween-themed fun for all ages.  Proceeds support the science and technology programs that enrich the education of our middle and […]

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Discovering biodiversity at Brook Road Academy

The following post was written by Sarah Croscutt, science teacher at Brook Road Academy. As the life science teacher at Brook Road Academy and a current student in the graduate program for Environmental Science at Christopher Newport University, I have examined extensively the topic of biodiversity, the abundance and variety of living organisms in an […]

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College acceptances arriving in droves

Please join us in congratulating Brook Road Academy’s Class of 2014…to date members of the class have been accepted to the following schools: Hollins University (with scholarship) J. Sargeant Reynolds Mary Washington Meredith Randolph-Macon (recipient of the Dean’s Award) Virginia Wesleyan (with scholarship) Warren Wilson Washington College (with scholarship) And the acceptance season has just begun. […]

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Join us for Derby Day in RVA to benefit Brook Road Academy!

The inaugural Derby Day in RVA promises to make the 140th “Run for the Roses” one you won’t forget!  Join us in the central garden of St. Joseph’s Villa (8000 Brook Road) to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style.  We’ll have a live viewing of the race, live music by Susan Greenbaum, ladies’ hat contest, catering by Mosaic, welcome […]

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Trick-or-Trot 5K fundraiser makes debut!

We’d like to give a special thanks to the parent volunteers who put together this amazing fundraising event for Brook Road Academy! A fun time was had by all ages as participants sported their Halloween costumes and enjoyed a scenic run/walk around St. Joseph’s Villa. Thanks also to The Martin Agency for designing our event […]

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What does it mean to be “successful”?

It’s our firm belief at Brook Road Academy that education is more than teaching the academics. It’s about promoting and supporting the growth of the whole person–emotionally, physically and socially. For more than a decade we’ve created a unique space where students can be themselves and forge their own pathways in education. Today research shows […]

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Join Coffee & Conversation with Brook Road’s Head of Academy

The first Thursday of each month, we invite our parents take part in open discussions with our Head of Academy Elisabeth Rigsby about topics relating to their students’ lives. The monthly topics are proposed by parents. They range anywhere from moderating a child’s computer obsession to helping them deal with depression to creating a healthy […]

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Transforming Education from the Inside-Out

Post written by Jenny Friar, Director of Development for St. Joseph’s Villa While I am not a teacher, I have the honor of working alongside them every day in my role as Director of Development at St. Joseph’s Villa.  I have seen first-hand the magical partnerships that can develop between children and the adults who […]

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The Importance of Early Treatment in Autism

Post written by Dr. Ken Macurik, Director of Developmental Disabilities at St. Joseph’s Villa and Doctoral Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst Modern research shows that early behavioral services may improve overall functioning and produce significant gains in IQ for children with autism who enter treatment at 2 to 3 years of age. With the recommended […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: BROOK ROAD ACADEMY CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR – READ MORE